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Old 07-15-2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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Retro Island Album Game: Round 1, Match 4

Please vote for the playlist you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the fourth and final match of the first round of the Interference Retro Island Album Game! In this competition, instead of being stranded on a desert island and seeking the best playlist to enjoy while there, we're heading off to Retro Island to savour the best that the punk/new wave genre of the late 70's and 80's has to offer.

For every win, each player will receive three points. If there is a tie, each player gets two points. If a player loses a match but is within three votes of the winner, that player will earn a single point. Current standings will be displayed at the end of each round.

LemonMacPhisto and VintagePunk face off in this match. Below are their playlists.

If you don't know the songs, or wish to hear how each playlist flows, feel free to check out the Desert Island website.

Forum name: LemonMacPhisto

The Politics of Oooh Feeling Good: An LMP / YLB Joint

1. The Ramones - "Beat on the Brat" - Ramones (2:31) 1976
2. The Clash - "Janie Jones" - The Clash (2:09) 1977
3. Elvis Costello - "Pump It Up" - This Year's Model (3:13) 1978
4. The Stranglers - "No More Heroes" - No More Heroes (3:33) 1977
5. U2 - "The Electric Co." - Boy (4:50) 1980
6. The Police - "Hole in My Life" - Outlandos d'Amour (4:54) 1978
7. Patti Smith Group - "Dancing Barefoot" - Wave (4:17) 1979
8. The Go-Betweens - "Cattle and Cane" - Before Hollywood (4:00) 1982
9. The Smiths - "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want [Single] (1:53) 1984
10. The Cars - "Since You're Gone" - Shake It Up (3:30) 1981
11. The Buggles - “Video Killed the Radio Star” - The Age of Plastic (4:14) 1979
12. Talking Heads - “Once in a Lifetime” - Remain in Light (4:19) 1980
13. A Flock of Seagulls - “Space Age Love Song” - A Flock of Seagulls (3:47) 1982
14. Re-Flex - “The Politics of Dancing” - The Politics of Dancing (3:55) 1984
15. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - “Relax (Come Fighting)” - Welcome to the Pleasuredome (3:58) 1984
16. Falco - “Rock Me Amadeus” - Falco 3 (3:56) 1985
17. Blondie - “Rapture” - Autoamerican (5:37) 1980
18. The Motels - “Only the Lonely” - All Four One (3:19) 1983
19. The Psychedelic Furs - “Love My Way” - Forever Now (3:31) 1982
20. Echo & the Bunnymen - “The Killing Moon” - Songs to Learn and Sing (5:50) 1985

Total runtime: 1:17:07

Forum name: VintagePunk

A Punk Retrospective
1975 - 1980

I began composing this list by jotting down a few of my favourite songs and artists of the era, and before long I noticed a definite trend - pretty much all of my choices could be encompassed within the years 1975 to 1980. Those years define the genre for me. Within those years you could find the latter phases of proto-punk, the rise of punk in its purest form, and the birth and foundation of post-punk and new wave. What I've attempted to do is to build a list that includes some of the essential artists of this period. Depending on your familiarity with the era, you may know many of these, or just a few. In selecting songs, for the most part, I tried to avoid ones that have been played so often over the years that they're almost a part of our collective pop culture consciousness. Instead, I tried to include lesser known but amazing tracks that casual listeners of or newcomers to this genre might not know as well. I hope that this collection conveys to each of you the energy and excitement of this groundbreaking period in music.

Note: The date at the end of each track indicates the original year of release.

1) Patti Smith - "Gloria: In Excelsis Deo/Gloria" - Horses (5:56) 1975
2) Television - "Friction" - Marquis Moon (4:45) 1977
3) Ian Dury and the Blockheads - "Sex and Drugs and Rock'n'Roll" - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll [single] (3:15) 1977
4) Sex Pistols - "Pretty Vacant" - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (3:15) 1977
5) Ramones - "I'm Affected" - End of The Century (2:55) 1980
6) Joe Jackson - "I'm the Man" - I'm The Man (3:59) 1979
7) Pretenders - "Precious" - Pretenders (3:37) 1980
8) The Police - "Regatta de Blanc" - Regatta de Blanc (3:06) 1979
9) Blondie - "Fade Away, Radiate" - Parallel Lines (4:02) 1978
10) The Clash - "Rudie Can't Fail" - London Calling (3:29) 1979
11) Boomtown Rats - "Windchill Factor (Minus Zero)" - The Fine Art of Surfacing (4:37) 1979
12) XTC - "Making Plans for Nigel" - Drums and Wires (4:13) 1979
13) Alice Cooper - "Clones (We're All)" - Flush the Fashion (3:01) 1980
14) Adam and the Ants - "Ant Music" - Kings of the wild Frontier (3:38) 1980
15) Buzzcocks - "Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't Have)?" - Love Bites (2:41) 1978
16) Squeeze - "Another Nail in My Heart" - Argybargy (2:57) 1980
17) Talking Heads - "Life During Wartime" - Once in A Lifetime - The Best of Talking Heads (5:05) 1979
18) B-52's - "Private Idaho" - Wild Planet (3:38) 1980
19) The Tubes - "White Punks On Dope" - The Tubes (6:44) 1975
20) Sid Vicious - "My Way" - My Way [single] (4:04) 1978

Running Time: 78:57

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Old 07-15-2008, 09:16 PM   #2
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I liked both these and I liked the way LMP mixed up the punk & new wave genre's. Sneaking in the Stranglers was sweet. But as I stated at the beginning, my tastes in this era are pretty closely aligned with VP's selections. And I really like the entire middle section except for a couple songs, using groups that I would have liked to have included in my set.

Gotta go with VertigoPunk

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Pretty close one for me. If I had to choose which list I'd like to listen to more than once though, I'd have to go with LMP's. Plus his check arrived in the mail today, so there's that - thanks

VP - I've already told you this, I dislike the Tubes, so that near the end of your list hurt I never heard that version of My Way before. Very cool! You do have many songs on there I like, but overall my taste aligns more to LMP's.
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I thought VP did a great job - lots of overlooked gems. But there were more songs on hers that I didn't like compared to LMP's.

Despite a couple of rough transitions, I thought the majority of LMP's playlist worked beautifully. So between that and the song selection, I voted for him.
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Vintage Punk.
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